No New Apple Television Device This Year?
Apple won't be releasing a new television product this year due to stalled talks with media and cable companies, according to a Bloomberg Report.
In recent negotiations, the main stumbling blocks with cable companies have included a tussle for control over the software that determines the screen interface -- the look and feel of the viewer's experience, said people familiar with the discussions.
According to the report, Apple's negotiations are furthest along with Time Warner Cable.
"Unlike other distributors, we are not religiously wedded to absolutely controlling the user interface,' said Robert Marcus, chief operating officer of Time Warner Cable.
Unfortunately, it appears that it will take quite some time before Apple is able to negotiate the deals necessary to release a new product.